The white-tailed lapwing or white-tailed plover (Vanellus leucurus) is a wader in the lapwing genus. The genus name Vanellus is Medieval Latin for a lapwing and derives from vannus a winnowing fan. The specific leucurus is from Ancient Greek leukouros, "white-tailed".

This medium-sized lapwing is long-legged and fairly long-billed. It is the only lapwing likely to be seen in other than very shallow water, where it picks insects and other small prey mainly from the surface.

Adults are slim erect birds with a brown back and foreneck, paler face and grey breast. Its long yellow legs, pure white tail and distinctive brown, white and black wings make this species unmistakable. Young birds have a scaly back, and may show some brown in the tail.

The breeding season call is a peewit, similar to northern lapwing.

It breeds semi-colonially on inland marshes in Iraq, Iran and southern Russia. Four eggs are laid in a ground nest. The Iraqi and Iranian breeders are mainly residents, but Russian birds migrate south in winter to the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East and north east Africa. It is a very rare vagrant in western Europe, the first example in Britain being found at Packington, Warwickshire on 12 July 1975.

The white-tailed lapwing is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.
White-tailed Lapwing
Date Location Count
2020-10-24 16:35Habesor Reservoirs==מאגרי הבשור1
2020-10-06 16:07Nekarot dam סכר נקרות1
2020-10-31 06:13Sulaibiya Pivot Fields - Southern Section (Restricted Access)5
2020-10-23 07:28Haradh (حرض)1
2020-10-08 10:45Morreh Wetlands6
2020-10-17 15:41Maharlu Lake
2020-10-03 06:40Al Maha Forest--southern desert lakes1
2020-10-31 06:00Al Marmoom DCR--Al Qudra Pivots (no access)13
2020-10-24 07:10Al Marmoom DCR--general area2
2020-10-02 06:00Al Marmoom DCR--Duck Lake and eastern plain1
2020-10-08 06:15Al-Zora Golf Club2
2020-10-17 07:33Al-Zora Nursery2
2020-10-29 11:50Ain al-Fayda1
2020-10-08 15:55Private estate near Green Mubazzarah1
2020-10-31 07:00Netsi Lake2
2020-10-25 15:42Nalsarovar Outskirts--Aniyali2
2020-10-25 06:30Agolai Talab1
2020-10-24 09:00Tawi river bank1
2020-10-25 09:37Galibpur village (Najafgarh)9
2020-10-24 07:00Sultanpur National park and Flats2
2020-10-24 09:44Budhera WTP, Gurgaon3
2020-10-25 07:30Najafgarh Jheel Area2
2020-10-23 09:30Dharampur (Najafgarh) Gurgaon1
2020-10-25 22:01Basai Wetland4
2020-10-16 07:00Okhla Bird Sanctuary1
2020-10-16 06:30Kumher area1
2020-10-27 07:00Surajpur Wetlands1
2020-10-18 06:22Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP1
2020-10-16 06:00Rarah9
2020-10-18 14:36Dholpur--Nibhi7